At the beginning of this year, I set myself a goal to read 52 books which I knew for me was pretty doable and I did in fact read 68 books (not including re-reads).  The complete list is below.

Honestly I think that if you love reading, reading 52 books in a year isn’t that challenging, unless maybe you only love reading 800 page biographies.  So step one is loving reading, step two is definitely don’t have young children.  Or possibly just don’t have children and you’ll get a lot more reading done.  Other steps: always bring your book, let yourself give up on books you just don’t like, you can get a couple pages read while you’re flossing your teeth AND then you flossed! (I use the little flosser things to make this possible, I don’t have a third hand), you will have to cut down on your screen time somewhat, you will have to make some time for reading in your life (see step one and step two to determine if this is possible for you).

Looking forward to another  50+ in 2018.

Books Read in 2017

1. The Long War – Terry Prachett
2. Another Place at the Table – Kathy Harrison
3. The Long Mars – Terry Prachett
4. The Long Utopia – Terry Prachett
5. The Long Cosmos – Terry Prachett
6. Grief is a Thing With Feathers – Max Porter
7. Being Mortal – Atul Gawande
8. Swing Time – Zadie Smith
9. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – Ransom Riggs
10. Faithful – Alice Hoffman
11. Prep – Curtis Sittenfeld
12. The Sixth Extinction – Elizabeth Kolbert
13. Island on Fire – Alexandra Witze and Jeff Kanipe
14. Northanger Abbey – Val McDermid
15. Sense and Sensibility – Joanna Trollope
16. The Terranauts – T.C. Boyle
17. Victoria – Daisy Goodwin
18. A Book of American Martyrs – Joyce Carol Oats
19. Dreams From My Father – Barack Obama
20. Water for Elephants – Sara Gruen
21. Welcome to Nightvale – Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor
22. Furiously Happy – Jenny Lawson
23. Pioneer Girl -Bich Minh Nguyen
24. Go Set a Watchman – Harper Lee
25. Splinter the Silence – Val McDermid
26. All the Birds in the Sky – Charlie Jane Anders
27. The Revolving Door of Life – Alexander McCall Smith
28. There Your Heart Lies – Mary Gordon
29. The Winter Sea – Susanna Kearsley
30. The Cafe By the Sea – Jenny Colgan
31. The Three Body Problem – Cixin Liu
32. The Almost Sisters – Joshilyn Jackson
33. Backseat Saits – Joshilyn Jackson
34. Resilient Greiving – Lucy Hone
35. The Bright Hour – Nina Riggs
36. Gods in Alabama – Joshilyn Jackson
37. American Eclipse – David Baron
38. Meddling Kids – Edgar Cantero
39. Every Anxious Wave – Mo Daviau
40. The River of No Return – Bee Ridgway
41. Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory – Caitlin Doughty
42. You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me – Sherman Alexie
43. Primates of Park Avenue – Wednesday Martin
44. American Gods – Neil Gaiman
45. Less – Andrew Sean Greer
46. Oryx and Crake – Margret Atwood
47. You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) – Felicia Day
48. The Dark Forest – Cixin Liu
49. My Life With BOB – Pamela Paul
50. The Glass Castle – Jeannette Walls
51. The Jane Austen Project – Kathleeen A Flynn
52. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry – Neil DeGrasse Tyson (11/18/17)
53. The Year of Magical Thinking – Joan Didion (out of order)
54. Shrill – Lindy West
55. Vacationland – John Hodgman
56. Turtles All The Way Down – John Green
57. Practical Magic – Alice Hoffman
58. It’s All Relative: Adventures Up and Down the World’s Family Tree – AJ Jacobs
59. A Grief Observed – C.S. Lewis
60. It Devoures – Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor
61. Death’s End – Cixin Liu
62. Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body – Roxane Gay
63. Difficult Women – Roxane Gay
64. Seven Stones to Stand or Fall – Diana Gabaldon
65. The Opposite of Loneliness – Marina Keegan
66. My Italian Bulldozen – Alexander McCall Smith
67. Artemis – Andy Weir
68. Promise Me Dad – Joe Biden

Currently reading: The Power and From Here to Eternity